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Cargo ship State of Kerala leaving harbour
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No: 5976   Contributor: Marcel Gommers   Year: 1978   Manufacturer: Kockums Mekaniska V. Malmo, Sweden   Country: United Kingdom
Cargo ship State of Kerala leaving harbour

Photo of the cargo vessel State of Kerala (IMO 5339119) leaving the safety of Avonmouth harbour, England in 1978.
The cargo ship State of Kerala was built as the Norway registered Bernhard in 1957 by Kockums, Malmo, Sweden.
The Bernhard changed name in 1962 to State of Kerala and was scrapped in 1982 at Bombay, India.

With thanks and © P.W. Hobday.
Picture added on 10 July 2008
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I sailed in this ship in 1979/80 with my father and mother. He was the Chief Engineer. I was 7 years old then. Happy to see the ship again. I also spent much time with ship MV Parvathi an Shipping Corporation of India ship. If some one has a photo of that ship please send me an email.

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